TYLER, Texas – Iowa State junior wide receiver Hakeem Butler is one of 13 finalists for the Tyler Rose Earl Campbell Award.
The award is named after the 1977 Heisman Trophy winner, who is also a member of the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame.
The award is presented annually to the nation’s outstanding Division I offensive player who meets one or more of the following criteria: 1. Born in Texas 2. Graduated from a Texas high school 3. Played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year college.
Butler is a native of Baltimore, Md., but graduated from Travis High School in Ft. Bend, Texas.
Butler has had a phenomenal season, leading the nation in yards per reception at 22.7. The big-play threat leads the Cyclones in receiving yards (816), receptions (36) and TD catches (8).
Butler, who also ranks in the top-25 nationally in receiving yards per game (22nd– 90.7) and TD catches (20th– 8), owns nine of ISU’s 11 longest plays this season and has eight 40+ yard receptions.
He posted a career-high 174 receiving yards vs. Oklahoma and had an 83-yard TD catch vs. Kansas, tying for the fifth-longest pass play in school history.
Butler is two TD catches shy of ISU’s single-season school mark in that category (Allen Lazard; 10 in 2017).